Disney’s presence at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is stronger than ever in celebration of timeless storytelling with families and fans. Throughout the weekend, guests can attend panels featuring Disney Publishing’s authors and participate in a variety of activities in the booth space, including a children’s reading corner, author appearances, signings, raffles and promotional giveaways. There will also be photo, video and interview opportunities at Disney Booth #595.

Disney Booth #595 will feature content tied to Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel brands. In addition, select Disney Publishing Worldwide authors will be present for panels and signings. The following authors will also be available for interviews including award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers: The Return: Legacy of Secrets), Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), and Melissa de la Cruz(The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel) as well as fan favorites like Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars: Journey To The Force Awakens: Moving Target),Ahmet Zappa and Shana Muldoon Zappa (Star Darlings series), Andy Harkness (Bug Zoo), James Burks (Pigs and a Blanket), Mercedes Lackey(Hunter), and debut author Sean McGinty (The End of Fun).

Saturday, April 9

In-Booth Autographing

10:00–11:00 AM:Ridley Pearson(A Kingdom Keepers Novel: The Return Book Two, Legacy of Secrets)

Location: Booth #595

 

YA Stage Panel

10:30–11:30 AM:Young Adult Fiction: Magical Realism on the PageModerator: Brandy Colbert

Panelists: Shaun David Hutchinson, Sean McGinty (The End of Fun), Peter Rock

Location: YA Stage

 

Children’s Stage Performance

12:00–12:20 PM:Disney’s Lion Guard Rock & Roar Experience

Presented by Disney and Kindermusik

Location: Children’s Stage

 

In-Booth Story Time

12:30 PM:The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Rainy Day

Location: Booth #595

 

In-Booth Autographing

2:00–3:00 PM:Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red)

Location: Booth #595

 

In-Booth Autographing

4:00–4:30 PM: Cecil Castellucci (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure)

Location: Booth #595

 

Children’s Stage Presentation

5:00–5:25 PM: Join Andy Harkness for a special presentation and reading of Bug Zoo

Location: Children’s Stage

 

Sunday, April 10

 

In-Booth Story Time

10:00 AM:Zootopia: Judy Hopps and the Missing Jumbo-Pop

Location: Booth #595

 

Middle Grade Panel

10:00–11:00 AM:Middle Grade Fiction: Epic Adventures

Moderator: Sarah Enni

Panelists: Ridley Pearson (A Kingdom Keepers Novel: The Return Book Two, Legacy of Secrets), Soman Chainani, M. A. Larson, Tahereh Ma

Location: Seeley G. Mudd 123

 

In-Booth Autographing

11:00 AM–12:00 PM:Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel)

Location: Booth #595

 

Children’s Stage Presentation

11:30–11:55 AM: Join James Burks for a special presentation and reading of Pigs and a Blanket

Location: Children’s Stage

 

Young Adult Panel

12:00–1:00 PM:Young Adult Fantasy: Beyond This Realm

Moderator: Tobie Easton

Panelists: Michael Buckley, Mercedes Lackey (Hunter), Romina Russell, Sabaa Tahir

Location: Norris Theater

 

In-Booth Reading/Autographing

1:00–1:30 PM:Andy Harkness (Bug Zoo)

Location: Booth #595

 

YA Stage Panel

1:30–2:30 PM:Young Adult Fiction: The Rest of the Story

Moderator: Gretchen McNeil

Panelists: Cecil Castellucci (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Moving Target:A Princess Leia Adventure), Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel), Danielle Paige, Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red)

Location: YA Stage

 

In-Booth Story Time

2:30 PM:Alice in Wonderland

Location: Booth #595

 

In-Booth Autographing

3:30–4:30 PM:Shana Muldoon Zappa & Ahmet Zappa (Star Darlings series)

Location: Booth #595

 

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Disney Booth #595 (near the Children’s Stage)

USC Campus

699 McCarthy Way

Los Angeles, 90089

 

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